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Thank 60 minutes for story on Palestinian Christians

The story about the shrinking population of the Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land was broadcast on “60 Minutes” Sunday, 22 April 2012, including an interview with the Rev Dr. Mitri Raheb of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem. The story includes information about the Kairos document as well as Ambassador Michael Oren’s objections to the story, which he voiced to the President of CBS to before the piece aired. 

The video and script are at the CBS news website at;cbsCarousel.  There is an added feature on “60 Minutes Overtime” at;cnav about Taybeh, a Palestinian town. 

Go to to send comments directly to CBS or go to the Churches for Middle East Peace action alert to add your voice to the Thank 60 Minutes movement.

Palestinian Christians Issue Kairos Document

An ecumenical group of Palestinian Christians, including the Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb pastor of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, issued The Kairos Palestine Document: A moment of truth – A word of faith, hope and love from the heart of Palestinian suffering. The document is a word of hope to Palestinian Christians and a challenge for churches worldwide to work towards ending the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands as well as a call to re-examine theologies that support the Israeli occupation.

To read the document visit the Kairos Palestine website.

For more information check out the Peace Not Walls page The Palestinian Kairos Document.